February 13, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 41

Stories from the February 13, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA candidate pool for top spots finalized at eight

Two more candidates entered the race for the Student Association’s No. 2 spot, bringing the total executive branch contenders to eight after registration closed Friday. Efforts to preserve student space and expand career services have dominated platforms this spring. Candidates have also pledged to broaden SA outreach and streamline student organization funding – issues that […]

Athletics plan calls for more funding

The University unveiled a five-year strategic plan Friday that calls for increased funding and success for athletics. The plan touches on all aspects of athletics, including competition, coaching, training, facilities and academic support. The goal is to raise the University’s level of competition, Randy Levine, who chaired the trustees’ special committee that oversaw the review […]

After 24 years, Robert Chernak set to retire

The long-serving senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services and a bastion of former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s tenure will leave his post after 24 years. Robert Chernak said he will stay on to teach in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, where he earned his doctorate in 1997, for […]

GW to strategize for global future

The University will focus on four progressive themes to anchor its academic investments over the next decade, including a spotlight on international expansion. As GW maps out a 10-year strategic plan, the University will examine its future in global education, policy and governance, interdisciplinary work and strengthening citizenship. The themes, drawn up by an eight-member […]

Slice of Life: Setting the Valentine’s Day scene

Famed anthropology professor Barbara Miller recounted the love story. They were her students. One sat in the back of the 250-person lecture hall while the other, ever studious, sat in front. They barely spoke, but he remembered her vividly. Another case of a missed connection, the student put an article in a newspaper years later […]

UCC loses second director

The University must now fill the two top administrative positions at its counseling center after the second-in-command tendered her resignation last Monday, nearly one month after a campus-wide assessment of the department’s operations and clinical care. The resignation of the University Counseling Center’s Associate Director Barbara Brown, which was not announced until Friday, comes less […]

GW launches mental health CARE system

The University launched an online referral system this semester designed to catch and support students experiencing crises. The CARE Network allows faculty, staff and students to electronically report a student for medical, financial, academic or mental health concerns that could then prompt a coordinated and campus-wide team to offer relevant support services. Helen Cannaday Saulny, […]